Tomato Jewel Tartlets


Tucked inside each individual puff pastry tartlet is a cheesy herb-stuffed cherry tomato. Light and airy with a savory filling, these bite sized treats are meant to impress your guests.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 40 minutes
  • Bake: 12 minutes
  • Serves: 24
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  • 4 oz. goat cheese, softened

  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives

  • 1 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest

  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets  (1 sheet), thawed

  • 24 cherry tomatoes  or grape tomatoes


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Stir the goat cheese, parsley, chives, Parmesan cheese, black pepper and lemon zest in a medium bowl.  Spoon the cheese mixture into a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag with one corner cut off.

  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 10-inch square.  Cut into 4 (2 1/2-inch) strips.  Cut each strip into 6 (3x3x3-inch) triangles.  Discard any remaining pastry.  Press the pastry triangles into the bottoms and up the sides of 24 (1 1/2-inch) mini muffin-pan cups.

  3. Bake for 7 minutes.

  4. Using a sharp knife, cut an "x" across the top of each tomato, cutting through from the top to about halfway down.  Pipe about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture into each tomato.  Place the tomatoes in the center of the warm pastries and press down lightly.

  5. Bake for 5 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.

  6. For Sweet Berry Jewels: Stir 1 cup whipped cream cheese, 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest in a medium bowl.  Prepare the pastry sheet as directed above but bake the unfilled pastries for 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Let the pastries cool in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.  Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cream cheese mixture into each pastry.  Top each with 1 fresh raspberry or blackberry.

  7. Time-Saving: Save time by substituting about 3/4 cup garlic & herb spreadable cheese, softened, for the goat cheese, parsley and chives.

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Puff Pastry fillings should be at room temperature. If they’re hot, they can begin to melt the pastry layers, which will affect the pastry’s ability to rise and puff.

How to tell if Puff Pastry is done baking? Take a sharp knife and nick off a teensy piece to test for crispness and flakiness.

Use a long, heavy rolling pin to roll out your Puff Pastry dough: it helps create a pastry that’s even all over and you won’t have to press down too hard to roll it out.

You can bake Puff Pastry on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. For a more even rise, place a sheet of parchment paper on top of your pastry as well.


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  • Great tomatoes always improve a dish. Try to buy them at a local farmer’s market if you can.

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Submitted by:
Julie M.
Date: 1/4/2011

5 star rating

"Beautiful presentation, great tasting, prepared for Christmas Eve celebration. Next time will double the recipe. Family named them Grandma's Jewels."

Submitted by:
Date: 1/17/2011

5 star rating

"Used tip of potato peeler to remove seeds. Also did some with rasberries...yum!"

Submitted by:
Radonna G.
Date: 3/14/2011

5 star rating

"I made the Sweet Berry Jewels. It is very delicious."

Submitted by:
Date: 8/22/2011

4 star rating

"Directions for cutting triangles very confusing. Really need to stretch strips to 10.5 inches to get 6 triangles. Suggest you include a picture showing the cuts. Otherwise recipe is great."

Submitted by:
Louis L.
Date: 6/23/2011

4 star rating

"I note :cut into 4 (2.1/2 inch strips each strip in 6 (3x3x3 inch.triangles)where is the trick"

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